Volleyball season opens at Fairfield

10428972-multi-colored-volleyball-realiste-illustration-on-white-backgroundIMS opened the volleyball season at Fairfield Thursday, competing in a quad against Eddyville-Blakesburg, Albia, and Fairfield.  IMS went 1-2 on the evening, losing to Eddyville 20-22, 16-21, defeating Albia 21-18, 20-22, 15-11, and losing to Fairfield 16-21, 9-21.
 
Olivia Yutzy recorded 19 kills and 22 digs, Hannah Miller had 11 kills and 12 digs, and Casey Perez registered eight kills, 40 assists, and 15 digs.  Kristin Davis finished with 22 digs and Natalie Graber had five kills and three aces on 19-20 serving.  Demi Brezina had 15 digs and served 18-18 with an ace.  Riley Schmieder added four kills and McKayla Brush added three blocks.
 
Coach Dwight Gingerich said “we made strides this evening against quality competition.  We struggled at times with consistency in our coverages but that will come. We played very well in spots, we were at times very scrappy, and then there were some lulls.  This gives us a chance to hone in on some things and learn.   I really liked our effort.”
 
IMS next plays at Lone Tree next Thursday.